At FGL Store we work towards being as sustainable as we can.
We strive to create a long lasting wardrobe.
Our garments are developed with a family business in Jaipur, India.
They work with small-scale production and with a unique technique, dabu printing – where they use clay and wood blocks to print patterns on fabrics.
Patterns are carved out of wooden blocks that are dipped in the mud and then pressed on the fabric.
The printing process:
Each family has its own prescription of clay used for printing and the ingredients are clay mud, limestone, mimosa tree, wheat and grain mud. It is Dafu Devi who works with our fabric in the picture above.
After pressure, sawdust is poured over the pattern so that the pressure does not smuch.
After the printing process, the fabric may dry out in the sun before it gets dipped in color.
We’re working with Indigo – from the flower Indigo.
The fabric is knocked against the stone hills for the clay to let go and for the fabric to be clean. Then it is dried again.
The process ends with the fabric being boiled in a large copper pan in a bath of alum and dried flowers for softness and color strength.
Then it is once again dried in the wind and sun. Minimal environmental impact. It’s incredibly much work and proud little family companies behind this shirt.
And now we are extra happy when wearing our shirts and skirt that’s printed and dyed with the same procedure.
All garments are sewn by hand and are made in small collections with a durable thought behind them, contrary to “fast fashion”.
What they are working with in the pictures above, is what I’m wearing today.
Polka Duster, Polka skirt . Just released in our store.
Polka shirt will be in our shop by Tuesday.
No two textiles are exactly alike. All garments are made at purposely slow pace.
Production time purely depends on our beautiful mother nature.
Thanks for chosing FGL clothing. It means a lot to us.